Blog Posts in October, 2012

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  • Do Ignition Interlock Devices Help Prevent Drunk Driving Accidents?

    Posted By Craig McClellan || Oct 22, 2012

    Every 51 minutes, someone dies in a drunk driving accident. This amounts to more than 10,000 deaths each year due to a drunk driver, according to statistics compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) And in a majority of these fatal car accidents , NHTSA notes that the drunk driver had a blood alcohol content level (BAC) of more than twice the legal limit of 0.08. ...
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  • Defective Replacement Air Bags Could Fail or Even Cause Further Injury in Event of Car Accident

    Posted By Craig McClellan || Oct 18, 2012

    After a car accident, you probably think that things can’t get much worse. You may be injured, your car may be damaged and in the shop, you missed time at work, and…your new airbag may be counterfeit? The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued a warning to vehicle owners regarding the authenticity of airbags. The government is unaware of how large this problem may be but say ...
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  • National Teen Driver Safety Week: Preventing Teen Driving Accidents

    Posted By Craig McClellan || Oct 15, 2012

    Do you know that what the number one cause of death is among teenagers? If you guessed car accidents , then you'd be correct. The car accident rate for teenage drivers (and their teenage passengers) is higher than any other age group. Because it continues to be a national problem, Congress designated in 2007 that the third week of October would be known as National Teen Driver Safety Week. And ...
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  • Continued: Are Doctors Responsible for Helping Take the Car Keys Away from Aging Drivers?

    Posted By Craig McClellan || Oct 12, 2012

    In our last blog post , we raised the question about whether (and when) doctors are responsible for reporting concerns about an aging patient's ability to drive. In 2010, at a national Transportation Safety Board hearing on aging drivers, a doctor with the medical advisory board for the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration testified that doctors in most states are often not aware whether they ...
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  • Are Doctors Responsible for Helping Take the Car Keys Away from Aging Drivers?

    Posted By Craig McClellan || Oct 9, 2012

    Safety concerns about older drivers have been in the forefront of the media in the last few weeks - following the August accident in Los Angeles where a 100-year-old man backed his car into a crowd of people just outside an elementary school. The incident has raised a number of questions, such as at what age should drivers no longer be allowed to drive? And who is responsible for telling them that ...
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  • Which Cars Have the Most Injury Claims?

    Posted By Craig McClellan || Oct 5, 2012

    Do you drive a small car? We hate to be the bearer of bad news, but the smaller your vehicle, the better chance you have of being injured in a car accident. At least that's what data recently compiled by the Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI) suggests. The study examined the rate of insurance claims and corresponding injury and crash data in order to come up with a list of the most dangerous cars ...
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  • Latest Auto Recall: Could Your Car Potentially Run Over You?

    Posted By Craig McClellan || Oct 2, 2012

    So you parked your car and you think it's secure. Well, if it is a certain model made by General Motors that may not be the case. And no, we're not talking about car theft. In the latest round of recalls, General Motors Company has sent letters to owners of more than 400,000 GM cars letting them know that issues have been reported with the vehicles randomly rolling away. It appears that there is a ...
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